Lakeland coach Dennis Robinson
How many years have you been coaching with your school? Mike and Dennis Robinson have been coaching for 41 years at Lakeland.
How did the team do last season? Last year we were 17-2; lost in the first round of the Class A playoffs to Somers.
Who are your top returning players? James Kim, Sr. (P); Mike Nash, Sr. (P); Nick Mariani, Sr. (C; All-League); Matt Wright, Sr. (1B); Joe Dizon, Sr (CF); Corey Smith, Sr. (2B); Dan Phillips, Sr. (3B); Steve Pombo, Sr. (OF/P); Ray Bozek, Jr. (P/OF); Anthony Fava, Soph. (C); Andrew Martinez, Jr. (OF).
Who are the top players that you lost to graduation? Joe Arena (CW Post); David Judisky (Fordham); Jon de Marte (Richmond); Nick Caruso (Mercy).
What is your team’s biggest strength? Returning seniors and a talented rookie class.
What is your biggest concern entering the season? We will have a young but talented pitching staff.
Which team(s) is your biggest rival? Everyone.
Opening game: At home vs. Yorktown on Thursday, March 29 at 6:30 p.m.
Up next: Class-by-class preview on Monday